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Studies in Morphology

Competition in Inflection and Word-Formation

Editors: Rainer, F., Gardani, F., Dressler, W.U., Luschützky, H.C. (Eds.)

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  • The first comprehensive treatment of competition between semantic categories in morphology
  • Offers insights on phenomena in a wide range of languages 
  • With contributions by an international group of  highly regarded authors
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This is the first volume specifically dedicated to competition in inflection and word-formation, a topic that has increasingly attracted attention. Semantic categories, such as concepts, classes, and feature bundles, can be expressed by more than one form or formal pattern. This departure from the ideal principle "one form – one meaning" is particularly frequent in morphology, where it has been treated under diverse headings, such as blocking, Elsewhere Condition, Pāṇini's Principle, rivalry, synonymy, doublets, overabundance, suppletion and other terms. Since these research traditions, despite the heterogeneous terminology, essentially refer to the same underlying problems, this volume unites the phenomena studied in this field of linguistic morphology under the more general heading of competition.

The volume features an extensive state of the art report on the subject and 11 research papers, which represent various theoretical approaches to morphology and address a wide range of aspects of competition, including morphophonology, lexicology, diachrony, language contact, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics and language acquisition.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Competition in Morphology: A Historical Outline

    Pages 3-36

    Gardani, Francesco (et al.)

  • Competitors and Alternants in Linguistic Morphology

    Pages 39-66

    Aronoff, Mark

  • Competition in Derivation: What Can We Learn from French Doublets in -age and -ment?

    Pages 67-93

    Fradin, Bernard

  • Competition Between Event-Denoting Deverbal Nouns and Nominal Infinitives in Italian

    Pages 95-121

    Varvara, Rossella (et al.)

  • Rivalry and Lack of Blocking Among Italian and German Diminutives in Adult and Child Language

    Pages 123-143

    Dressler, Wolfgang U. (et al.)

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-02550-2
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-02549-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Competition in Inflection and Word-Formation
Editors
  • Franz Rainer
  • Francesco Gardani
  • Wolfgang U. Dressler
  • Hans Christian Luschützky
Series Title
Studies in Morphology
Series Volume
5
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-02550-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-02550-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-02549-6
Series ISSN
2214-0042
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 334
Number of Illustrations
37 b/w illustrations
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